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Grapes of Wrath, The

Steinbeck, John

Published by Viking, New York, 1939
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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An exceptional copy of one of the great novels of American literature. This is a Near Fine to VG Plus copy, with a signature card laid in signed by Steinbeck. Beige cloth with reddish-brown lettering and fine drawings. Famous DJ cover by Elmer Hader totally intact and clear. Yellow top edge, lightly toned. DJ spine soiled. "Battle Hymn of the Republic" printed on endpapers. Small marks to ffep and a small point on front DJ flap from prior adhesion to the signature card. Uneventful slight darkening to spine and joints. DJ is rubbed, esp along DJ's folds, and moderately toned. 1 1/4" closed tear between DJ's spine base and rear panel. First edition, with "First published in April 1939" on copyright page, "First Edition" at base of front flap, and $2.75 at upper corner of front flap. Goldstone & Payne A12a. Housed in a Fine custom slipcase, in turn housed in a custom-made slipcase with four Moroccan bands, clear and bright gilt lettering of title and author. A scarce and attractve copy, enahanced by the attractive add-ons. SIGNED by Steinbeck on laid-in signature card. Still generally regarded as Steinbeck's masterpiece, despite strong pretenders to the throne such as "East of Eden.". Bookseller Inventory # 140925

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Title: Grapes of Wrath, The

Publisher: Viking, New York

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Elmer Hader, DJ design

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: VG Plus

Signed: Signed by author on laid in ca

Edition: 1st Edition

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